CHAPTER 72

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CUSTODY AND EXCHANGE OF LAW BOOKS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 29, Chapter 13, Delaware Code is amended by enacting new sections thereto as follows:

§ 1308. Custody of law books

The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau shall receive and exercise control over all inventories of the Delaware Code, Delaware Code Pocket Parts, Session Laws, Legislative Journals, State Law Reports, and other law books published by or belonging to the State of Delaware, for sale and distribution as provided by law.

§ 1309. Sale of law books

The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau shall make available for sale all inventories of law books in the State, except the Delaware Code, which in his judgment are not needed by the State or any agency thereof, for such sum, not less than cost, as he deems just and fair. All sums received from the sale of books shall become a part of the General Fund of the State of Delaware. Sale of the Delaware Code shall be in accordance with Title 1, Section 108, Delaware Code.

§ 1310. Distribution of law books to State agencies gratis

The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau shall distribute gratis law books in the inventory, except the Delaware Code, to such agencies of the State as show a need for them. The Delaware Code shall be distributed as provided for in Title 1, Section 108, Delaware Code.

§ 1311. Free distribution of law books with libraries

The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau in conjunction with the Secretary of State shall transmit one copy of each law book or set of law books published by the State, as soon after a book is published as practical to each of the following: The Library of Congress, The University of Delaware Library, The Delaware State College Library, The Historical Society of Delaware_, the Wilmington Institute Free Library and to each public law library within the State, two copies each. The Delaware Code and all supplements thereto shall also be distributed to each public library in this State. No agency, except a public law library shall be entitled to receive gratis, more than one copy of each book from the State, from whatever source received.

§ 1312. Exchanging law books

(1) The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau in conjunction with the State Law Library in Kent County shall forward a copy of each law book or set of books published by or under authority of the State of Delaware to each state, territory, or district of the United States, which exchanges its books with the State Law Library in Kent County and may exchange books with any province of Canada, and any foreign country that exchange its books with the State Law Library in Kent County. In the event, that any state, territory, district, province or country does not exchange all of the law books published by it or under its authority or does not exchange a book or set of books equivalent to books or sets of books published by the State of Delaware, then the Director may refuse to transmit to such state, territory, district, province or country such books of the State of Delaware as the Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau deems necessary to equalize the exchange.

(2) The Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau may also exchange books of the State of Delaware for books of equal value received from other sources.

Section 2. § 1964, Title 10, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1964. Distribution of reports

The Secretary of State, upon the receipt of the law reports and chancery reports, shall retain one copy in his office; send one copy to each judge of each state, county or municipal court, to each Justice of the Peace; and deposit the remaining copies with the Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau. The copies delivered to the Judges and Justices of the Peace shall belong to their respective offices and shall be delivered to their successors in office.

Section 3. Title 1, Delaware Code, is amended by repealing all of § 108 (b).

Section 4. Title 1, § 108 (a) (3), Delaware Code is amended to read "The remaining copies to the Director of the Legislative Reference Bureau to be distributed in accordance with law."

Approved May 26, 1961.